I woke early and headed toward the field while the sun was still sleeping. I hit the field in the dark wile most vendors were not open Those who have been here know that this place is enormous. I started walking, walking and walking.
I hit the first row of the field and came across a vendor who was just opening his tent. There sat a carnival ride. I don’t do carnival rides. lolol Until now! I found an italian motorcycle carnival ride. Most motorcycles are Leinarts. They are good size but are the most common you see. This little bike was 1/3 the size. It was shaped like a little racing bike. It even had a “motor guzzi” decal on the tank. Unfortunately the bike had been brush painted a few times over. It was coplete wiht all lights and glass. They also left the sticker untouched as well as the motor guzzi stencil. I should be able to copy them. It is very very cool. The vendor was asking 900. I walked away with it for 40o. Pics below.
My hunt was on for that super pedal I was hoping for. I came across a few guys I new that each had a great original for sale. Unfortunately, their prices are grossly inflated. I get it, there are people who can afford to pay for it. I cant. I can pay a chunk, but not super rich prices. my search went on.
Finally an hour or so later I was near the farthest corner of the field. I had just been thinking this place was void of any great cars this year, restored or not. I turned down an isle and in the distance I could see a pedal on a table . As I got closer and closer I noticed it was a 20’s car. Even closer I saw it was orignal. Yes, original. fenders, louvers et…. It was beautiful. The only thing better would be if it was a full body car. It was two piece body car but awesome non the less.
It took me about a half hour but I walked away with it. Remember, I was in the farthest corner of the field. about a mile from my car. what to do? This is large and heavy car would have killed my back if I rolled or carried it. I told the seller I would be right back. I walked a row over and bought a beat up wagon for 10 bucks. The chasis fit perfectly in the bed of my wagon. 🙂 I was good to go.
As you might expect, as I towed the pedal to my car, I was stopped over and over again by people to look at this beautey. Several people stopped and asked how much? lolol I inflated the price huge. I finally arrived at my trailer. I packed the cycle and car safely in the trailer and headed back to the field not really caring if I found anything else.
I found a few more things but here are the pics of the car and cycle. 1924 Gendron Willy’s Knight.
I leave in the morning. More pics of what I found when I get home. Enjoy, Rick